KJZZ News

Arizona Ranks Third In Life Expectancy
Arizonans are living longer, according to a new study from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The state ranked third in the nation for the highest life expectancy of 85 years. Kara Christ, spokeswoman for the Arizona Department of Health Services, said the climate is a factor in how long people live.
Sept. 20, 2013
McCain Calls For Review Of
Senator John McCain is calling for a study of 'stand your ground' laws across the country. On CNN's State of the Union, Sunday, McCain was asked if he thought that included the Arizona law. “Yes, I do,” McCain said.
Sept. 20, 2013
School Districts Say Millions At Stake In Case Against Legislature
State lawmakers should be able to ignore a law they wrote and was approved by the voters. That is what an attorney for the legislators told the Arizona Supreme Court Tuesday. At stake are millions of dollars that school districts said the state legislature was supposed to provide but did not.
Sept. 20, 2013
Safford-Area Residents Involved In Water Conservation Efforts During 20 Year Drought
Despite an active monsoon season in parts of the state, some communities in southeastern Arizona are coping with a severe drought.  Ground water going into an irrigation ditch for cotton crops in Solomon on a sunny day.
Sept. 20, 2013
Lost Hiker Found Using Cell Phone GPS Coordinates
A Texas resident, missing for two days and three nights on Mt. Lemmon, north of Tucson, has been located safe and sound. 54-year-old Scott Bertrand was found Sunday morning, after sheriff's deputies were able to use GPS coordinates from a cell phone to locate him, according to Pima County Sheriff's Office spokesman Jesus Banuelos.
Sept. 20, 2013
Chemicals That Disrupt Hormones May Cause Obesity
It is common knowledge that eating health and exercising can help you maintain a good weight, but many are unaware that chemicals in the products we buy and use can be a factor. Kathleen Schuler of the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy said an emerging body of science links increased risk of obesity to chemicals that disrupt hormones, especially during prenatal life and in childhood.
Sept. 20, 2013
Coyotes Coach: New Owners Should Help Team
The Arizona Cardinals’ training camp continues at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, and right across the street the tenants of Jobbing.com Arena will in fact be back for their next season. The Phoenix Coyotes ownership situation is all but settled which means Head Coach Dave Tippett can talk more about X’s and O’s and less about geography and finance.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix City Manager David Cavazos Accepts Job In Santa Ana
Phoenix’s City Manager is stepping down to take a job in Orange County.  Santa Ana, Calif. is a fraction of Phoenix’s size and has about one-fifth its population. And that’s where David Cavazos is taking a job, pending the approval of the Phoenix City Council.
Sept. 20, 2013
US Issues Worldwide Travel Alert, Emphasizing Warnings For Middle East
Arizonans planning overseas trips this month are being urged to be aware of the situation around them. The U.S. has issued a worldwide travel alert, and AAA spokeswoman Stephanie Dembowski said it should not be ignored, especially if you are traveling to the Middle East.
Sept. 20, 2013
Obama Visits Phoenix, Lays Out Housing Plan
President Obama continues his national tour touting the components of his economic recovery plan. He was here in the Valley Tuesday to discuss the country’s recovering housing market. The biggest news came when Mr.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix District 6 Candidates Debate City Manager
Candidates for the Phoenix City Council race in District 6 traded barbs last night at a KJZZ election forum.Incumbent Sal DiCiccio and challenger Karlene Keogh Parks debated the way the city funds golf courses, where the Loop 202 freeway should be expanded and the merits of privatizing city services.
Sept. 20, 2013
Reuters: D.E.A. Conceals Evidence in Investigations of Americans
Former intelligence analyst Edward Snowden caused a massive controversy—and a national debate—when he leaked classified documents revealing the extensity of NSA surveillance programs. But according to an exclusive report by Reuters, for the past two decades another U.
Sept. 20, 2013
Valley Man Convicted Of Buddhist Temple Murders Granted Retrial
A man convicted of murdering nine people in a West Valley Buddhist temple in 1991 is being tried again for those murders. A federal appeals court ruled that Johnathan Doody’s confession before his first trial was not voluntary.
Sept. 20, 2013
Telescope Array Could Come To Northern Arizona
Northern Arizona could be the new home a large astronomy project. Cherenkov Telescope Array 40 telescopes could generate more than $100 million for the area. Potential sites for the array of 40 telescopes include Mexico and the Spanish Canary Islands, but the big news in Arizona is that spots around Seligman and Meteor Crater are also in the running.
Sept. 20, 2013
Hot Corner: Old Town Scottsdale
We are exploring the new, up and coming or otherwise unique and interesting neighborhoods around the Valley in an occasional segment we are calling the Hot Corner. Gwen Ashley Walters says Old Town Scottsdale has added several independent, locally-owned restaurants over the past couple of years.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Names First Poet-In-Chief
Arizona has selected its first-ever poet laureate. The title goes to English professor and Nogales native Alberto Rios. Alberto Rios has taught at Arizona State University for three decades and was just selected as Arizona's first-ever poet laureate.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Officials Sue Over Proof Of Citizenship Requirement
Arizona’s Attorney General and Secretary of State have filed suit against the Elections Assistance Commission to allow the state to require residents to prove they are United States citizens when they register to vote.
Sept. 20, 2013
Court Rules Arizona Can
A federal appeals court has ruled the state cannot cut Planned Parenthood out of the Medicaid program just because it also provides abortions. State and federal law already ban public funding for elective abortions.
Sept. 20, 2013
Electricity Users Discuss Prospect Of Deregulation
Deregulating Arizona’s electric market may change how much you pay for electricity. Later this year, the Arizona Corporation Commission will hold hearings on this issue. The Residential Utility Consumer Office heard from business and residential users this morning.
Sept. 20, 2013
Gov. Brewer Appoints New Adjutant General Of Arizona National Guard
Gov. Jan Brewer has selected a new leader of the Arizona National Guard.  He will replace a general who ran the agency for five years. Brewer appointed Col. Michael McGuire as the next adjutant general of the Arizona National Guard.
Sept. 20, 2013

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